Appropriation in art is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. The use of appropriation has played a significant role in the history of the arts (literary, visual, musical and performing arts). In the visual arts, to appropriate means to properly adopt, borrow, recycle or sample aspects (or the entire form) of human-made visual culture.
Inherent in our understanding of appropriation is the concept that the new work re-contextualizes whatever it borrows to create the new work. In most cases the original 'thing' remains accessible as the original, without change.
Something to have in mind is that a cultural appropriation may have a totally different consequence. A common example of cultural appropriation is the adoption of the iconography of another culture, and using it for purposes that are unintended by the original culture or even offensive to that culture's mores. A cultural appropriation does not respect, therefore r…
“We are here to end the homeless problem” said the man in the high position. His announcement was coming from a public radio news coverage.
At this point of June 2nd of 2017, they've spent half of the $138M proposal to end homelessness in Los Angeles. The other remaining half was suppose to come from selling properties owned by commercial businesses and government sector. None of them have been sold so far (The news reporter said, those in charge were not able to sell them like they expected).
A thought crosses my mind.
A homeless person not having the will to work (perhaps due to drug addiction or psychological illness), cannot be able to take full advantage of an opportunity. Even if it were handed to them like “Here you go, here is your new house”, it is likely to get trashed up, not taken care of, if they are still abusing drugs; they may decide to go back out on the street and score, not even live in the house.
What would be more effective then?
One way I see mo…
Whether one prefers the sound of an analog oscillator over a digital plug-in that emulates them or not, is naturally very subjective. It's not a matter of fact but a matter of taste. Of course, being able to twiddle knobs and bang pads are more tactile experience than 'penciling-in' midi data on a DAW, but at the end of the day, if the artist can produce great sounding music then the process doesn't matter.
The more important questions to ask are:
1. Does it sound good to YOU?
2. Do you enjoy the process (Is the workflow actually working for you)?
If the answers are yes then you are succeeding!
If your music is already a success, then why would you need to share it and be judged by someone else?
-Art needs audience-
Here is a thought to entertain: Making money does not have to be the measure of "how successful you are" especially with the art of making/playing music. HOWEVER, let me ask you, are you trying to get money/make substantial living out of your act…